Reviewed on Oct 20, 2014

Samsung H6203 TV REVIEW

Usage Ratings - Version 0.9
7.5
Mixed Usage
Value for price beaten by
: Not at the latest test bench
This TV was replaced by the Samsung J6300

The Samsung H6203 LED TV has the same great picture as the pricier H6350. However, the build quality is poor and the software features are significantly slower.

Pros
  • Great picture quality. The blacks are great in a dark room and the screen doesn't reflect a lot of light in a bright one.
  • Low amount of motion blur. This TV is great for gaming.
Cons
  • Very slow smart TV features. Every software feature, from the web browser to USB playback, is slow to respond.
  • Cheap and ugly build. The TV is very thick and has large borders.
  • Limited viewing angle. The colors change when you view them from the sides.

Test Results
Picture Quality 7.2
Motion 8.5
Inputs 7.9
Smart Features 7.0

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Design

Design

The Samsung H6203 looks more like a budget TV than a mid-level one like the H6350. The borders are wide and the TV is very thick.

Stand

The stand doesn't swivel. It isn't fancy but it does the job.

Borders

0.98" (2.54 cm)

Thickness

3.86" (9.8 cm)

7.2

Picture Quality

4k : No
9.4 Contrast
Black : 0.022 cd/m2
White : 107.3 cd/m2
Contrast : 4877 : 1

The contrast ratio is great. The blacks are deep and the out of the box calibration was not far off.

9.0 Black Uniformity

The uniformity of a black screen is great. No flashlighting or clouding issues at all.

5.5 Gray Uniformity

The gray uniformity is average-good. No darker spots (except corners), but it does have some apparent vertical bands. This isn't an issue under normal usage, though.

6.3 Viewing Angle
Viewing Angle : 23 °

If you watch TV at more than 30° off axis, you will lose a bit of picture quality. This isn't a big issue though.

8.5 Average Room
Reflection : 1.8 %
Surface Type : Semi-gloss

It reflects slightly less light than the average TV. The screen finish is semi-gloss, similar to nearly all TVs in this price range. A few lights on is not a problem, even during the day.

7.4 Bright Room
Max white : 235.4 cd/m2

The Samsung H6203 can't get as bright as the Samsung H6350. It doesn't perform as well in a very bright room, but it should be more than enough if you have a 1-2 windows.

0 3D
3D : No
Pixels
8.5

Motion

8.5 Motion Blur

This TV has very low motion blur. It is great for sports and video games. The blur trail is short.

Motion Interpolation
Motion Interpolation : Yes
7.9

Inputs

7.9 Input Lag
Input Lag : 44 ms

Like nearly all Samsung TVs, the input lag under Game or PC mode is in the mid 40 ms range. This is not very low, but it is good enough for almost every gamer.

Side Inputs

Rear Inputs

2 HDMI
2 USB
1 Composite In
1 Component In
1 Ethernet
1 RF It
1 Headphone Out
1 Digital Optical Audio Out

7.0

Smart Features

7.0 Smart TV

It doesn't have the full smart TV interface like the Samsung H6350. Only the Apps tab. Also, the processor is not as fast, so every feature (apps, USB, web browser, etc) is slow. Even the picture settings menu is not as responsive.

Remote

The Samsung H6203 comes with a basic remote. This is not ideal for browsing the web because you have to move the cursor with the arrows.

7.5 Mixed Usage

If you don't care about the design of your TV or the smart features, get this Samsung H6203. It has the same great picture quality as the Samsung H6350, but it is cheaper.

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